Episode 65 – Kids! In! Space!

On this episode, we find out about the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program. The program gets kids to design experiments with the goal of having their work loaded into a rocket and launched 400 kilometres up to the International Space Station. And Edmonton Public Schools is not about to miss that trip!

This is serious science, friends.

Links:
Find out more about the Students Spaceflight Experiments Program.
Check out this video from the Edmonton Journal about Mission 14: Shrimp Among the  Stars.
Listen to What On Earth Can We Do by Alberta Emerald Foundation.
Register for the Social Enterprise Bootcamp presented by Edmonton Community Development Corporation.

Grants:
Community Grants – Deadline to apply is March 1
Belcourt Brosseau Métis Awards
– Deadline to apply is March 31
Winspear Fund Scholarships for Advanced Classical Music – Deadline to apply is March 31
Ranald and Vera Shean Memorial Scholarships – Deadline to apply is March 31

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

The music featured in the Spaceflight segment included:
Making April by Cody Martin
Tokyo Lights by Cody Martin
Epiphany by Bryant Lowry 

Sound Effects in the Spaceflight segment:
STS-135: Countdown to Launch from the NASA Audio Archive
Atlas V: Launch from the NASA Audio Archive 
Apollo 11: That’s one Small Step For (a) Man from the NASA Audio Archive 
STS-26: Liftoff from the NASA Audio Archive

Image from NASA image library: In the Grip of the Scorpion Claw
Gripped in the claw of the constellation Scorpius sits the reflection nebula DG 129, a cloud of gas and dust that reflects light from nearby, bright stars. This infrared view of the nebula was captured by NASA Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer.

Episode 64 – EcoCity Edmonton

On this episode, we visit Bissell Centre and learn about the Solar Array they are installing thanks to a grant from EcoCity Edmonton. And we talk to Simon Irving, Program Manager at Alberta Ecotrust about the huge impact EcoCity Edmonton Grants are having in our city.

Links:
Find out more about EcoCity Edmonton Grants.
Check out Bissell Centre’s Solar Array.
See all the amazing environmental projects happening in our province with Alberta Ecotrust Projects Map.
Get in touch with the EcoCity team; or connect with Simon Irving.
Check out these great resources from the City of Edmonton:
* Change for Climate
* Energy Transition Strategy
* Climate Resilient Edmonton
Make your social enterprise investment ready with the Investment Readiness Program (IRP).
Get in touch with the IRP team at irpalberta@gmail.com or leave
a message at 1-855-593-1003
Apply for the IRP here.

Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – Due February 15th.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Image provided by Bissell Centre.

Episode 63 – A Heartbeat of Music, Love and Welcoming

On this Episode, we tour iHuman Youth Society where we learn about the amazing ways they offer support to vulnerable youth. And we meet Steven Finkleman and Jane Cardillo, the parents of David Finkleman. They have created an endowment fund to support iHuman Youth Society in memory of their son.

On Jan. 27, 2014, David was fatally struck by a vehicle while crossing Whyte Avenue. He is widely described as a kind, creative, and generous person, who gave a helping hand wherever he could.  His parents hope to continue his legacy with the David Finkleman Fund.

Links:
Listen to David Finkleman’s band: Energetic Action.
Read Voices For Traffic Safety YEG.
Find out more about YEG Traffic Safety.
See the iHuman Youth Society Creativity Blog.
And check out their website.
Curious about the Investment Readiness Program?

Grants:
Young Edmonton Grants – Due February 15th.

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.

Episode 62 – Raricanow

On this episode, we speak to members of Raricanow. A not-for-profit organization that aims to promote human rights for all LGBTIQ2S+ Refugees and newcomers in Canada.

Some of the content discussed may be difficult for some listeners. Our guests were open-hearted as they shared their emotional and lived experiences, which include violence and loss. While there are no graphic descriptions, some events and feelings are stated as matter of fact. We are grateful for the opportunity to share this discussion, and appreciate the emotional work each of our guests provided to help us better understand their experience.

Links:
Find out more about Raricanow!
Check out their documentary:  A Long Road to Peace
Reach out their team:
raricanow@gmail.com
587-778-6178
Find them on Facebook and Twitter.

For more resources, here are some of the many organizations that Raricanow works with:
Pride Centre of Edmonton
AP!RG
Shades of Colour
Alberta Health Services

The Well Endowed Podcast is produced by Edmonton Community Foundation. And is a proud, affiliate member of the Alberta Podcast Network.